About RusAccreditation

 

About accreditation

Accreditation (Latin accredo - "to trust") is a process in consequence of which official confirmation of compliance of quality of the provided services to a certain standard is obtained. It is most widespread in the sphere of professional services provision, for quality assessment of which a consumer, as a rule, does not possess sufficient competence.

1. Official recognition of competence of body (laboratory) of assessment (confirmation) of compliance to requirements to performance of work in a certain field of assessment (confirmation) of compliance (The agreement d/d January 25, 2008. "On coordinated policy in the field of technical regulation, sanitary and phytosanitary measures") by the accreditation body;

2. The compliance confirmation procedure by the third party relating to conformity assessment body, serving as the official proof of its competence for performance of specific objectives on conformity assessment (ISO/IEC 17000: 2004).

Accreditation of bodies of assessment (confirmation) of compliance and test laboratories (centers) has been carried out within the national accreditation system of member states of the Customs union. Results of the accreditation carried out within the national system of one member state of the Customs union are recognized in other member states of the Customs union.

 

Power and authority of RusAccreditation

According to the Regulations on the Federal Service for accreditation adopted by the resolution of the government of the Russian Federation on 17.10.2011 No. 845, the Federal Service for accreditation is empowered in the established area of its activities for the following:

1. to perform:

1.1. accreditation of legal entities and individual entrepreneurs in the national accreditation system;

1.2. formation and maintainance of:

  • the register of declarations of conformity, providing data from the specified register;
  • the register of the certificates of conformity provided to the accredited persons, providing data from the specified register;

1.1. formation and maintaining of the national part of the Unified Register of Certification Bodies And Testing Laboratories (Centers) of the Customs union;

1.2. formation and maintaining of the national part of the Unified Register of Issued Certificates of Conformity and Registered Declarations Of Compliance issued in a uniform form, as well as its expeditious distribution on the official site of the Service in the Internet with ensuring access to the specified site;

1.3. issue of the certificates of conformity made on a uniform blank form;

1.4. organization of work on registration of declarations of compliance concerning production included in the Uniform List of Production subject to confirmation of compliance within the Customs union with issue of uniform documents;

1.5. federal state control of accredited persons activity;

1.6. carrying out certification of experts in accreditation;

1.7. carrying out of recognition and assessment of compliance of test laboratories (centers) to the principles of appropriate laboratory practice, to the corresponding principles of appropriate laboratory practice of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development;

1.8. maintaining of the register of test laboratories (centers) corresponding to the principles of appropriate laboratory practice, corresponding principles of appropriate laboratory practice of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development;

1.9. control of observance by test laboratories (centers) of the principles of appropriate laboratory practice corresponding to the principles of appropriate laboratory practice of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development;

1.10. formation and maintaining of the register of accredited persons, the register of experts in accreditation, the register of technical experts, the register of expert organizations, providing data from the specified registers;

1.11. confirmation of competence of the accredited persons;

1.12. monitoring of observance of technique of determination of the amount of payment for carrying out examination of documents and data provided by the accredited person, carrying out of on-site examination of compliance of the applicant, accredited person to criteria of accreditation, as well as the maximum amounts of payment for carrying out of the specified examinations;

1.13. the adoption of Regulations on public council on accreditation and its structure, structure of the commission on appeals;

2. exercises functions of the main treasurer of funds provided on maintenance of central office of the Service, its territorial bodies, as well as on implementation of functions assigned thereto;

3. provides protection of information constituting the State and other protected by law secret within the competence;

4. interacts in accordance with the established procedure with public authorities of the foreign states and international organizations in the established field of activity, including concerning recognition and assessment of compliance of test laboratories (centers) to the principles of appropriate laboratory practice, to the corresponding principles of appropriate laboratory practice of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, and recognition of results of not clinical (preclinical) laboratory investigations;

4.1. representation of the Russian Federation in the international accreditation organizations;

4.2. execution in the order established by the legislation of the Russian Federation, of international treaties of the Russian Federation of interdepartmental character in the established field of activity;

5. organizes reception of citizens, provides timely and complete examination of oral, written, as well as submitted in the form of the electronic document applications of citizens, adoption of decisions thereon and submission of answers to applicants in term established by the legislation of the Russian Federation;

6. organizes and provides mobilization preparation of the Service, carrying out of actions for increase of stability of work of the central office of the Service, its territorial bodies in the conditions of wartime and if any emergences in peacetime, as well as carries out organization and maintaining of civil defense in the Service;

7. carries out staffing of the central office of the Service and its territorial bodies, organizes additional professional education of the staff;

8. carries out work on completing, storage, accounting and use of archival documents of the Service according to the legislation of the Russian Federation;

9. on the basis of resolutions of the Government of the Russian Federation exercises functions of the state customer of federal target and other programs and projects in the established field of activity;

10. carries out in the order established by the legislation of the Russian Federation placement of orders and execution of the state contracts for deliveries of goods, rendering services, performance of work, including carrying out research, developmental and technological work, and other civil contracts for ensuring needs of the Service, as well as for the state needs in the established field of activity;

11. carries out other powers in the established field of activity if such powers are provided by federal laws, regulations of the President of the Russian Federation or the Government of the Russian Federation.